The 35th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics fair, one of the largest in Asia, drew thousands of exhibitors from some 30 different countries, featuring the latest in smart technology, robotics and unmanned technology.
Two of the stars of the show were a pair of dancing robots, whose movements can be programmed according to the user’s music taste, among other things.
“Once you buy the product we can give you free software, so that you can know how to program it, to give young people an idea on how to combine the software and the hardware together,” said Jack Wang, Sales Vice President of Ubtech Robotics Corp.
The drone presented by Chinese aircraft manufacturer Yuneec International is user-friendly even for amateurs according to its makers, who say users can learn how to fly it within minutes. Applications include ‘Follow me’ and ‘Watch me’ modes. In ‘Follow me’ mode, the GPS system in the remote control communicates with the drone and activates the function to follow the users. In ‘Watch me’ mode, the camera on the drone faces the user and can take selfies for example.
And the Motorola Scout 5000 high-tech collar for dogs enables close connectivity between owners and their pets. A 4K wi-fi camera and a microphone are attached to the dog’s collar so that owners can see the world through their pet’s’ eyes and talk to them.
“That enables the relationship between the dog and their owner, most notably a camera and a microphone, and with those you can talk to your dogs from far, you can video tape what your dog is actually seeing, and you can just show the dog love even if you don’t happen be with the dog at that exact moment,” explained David Westendorf of the Binatone Electronics International.